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The Front Row, Monday, 05/03/2010

Today, acclaimed soprano, Laura Claycomb, who's currently starring in Houston Grand Opera's production of Handel's Xerxes, joins Bayou City pianist Keith Weber in KUHF's Geary Studio to perform art-songs by French and Spanish composers, previewing the recital the two of them will give next Sunday evening to benefit the Bridges Academy of Fine Arts at Saint Luke's United Methodist Church…

Artistic Director, Kevin Riehle, conducts the choral ensemble he founded, Cantare Houston, in a performance of sacred choral works created at Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, between the years Sixteen-Hundred and Seventeen-Fifty. The concert, The Glories of Venice, is tomorrow evening at 7:30 at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church on Main Street in the Museum District.  Riehle chats about the program with KUHF’s Bob Stevenson.  Listen Download

Internationally-acclaimed soprano Laura Claycomb, accompanied by Bayou-City-based pianist, conductor and concert producer, Keith Weber, performs art-songs by Spanish, French and American composers … and encores requested by the audience … in a solo recital benefiting the Bridges Academy of Fine Arts at Houston’s Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church. The concert is this coming Sunday evening at 7:30PM at Saint Luke’s, on Westheimer at Edloe. Claycomb abd Weber play selections from their program for St. John Flynn in the Geary Performance Studio.  Listen Download

The Inprint Brown Reading Series celebrates Cinco de May and closes its season with two native Texan writers of Hispanic heritage – Oscar Casares, whose latest work of fiction is his debut novel, Amigoland, and Gwendolyn Zepeda, whose latest novel is Lone Star Legend. Both writers read from, discuss and sign copies of their books tonight at the Alley Theatre. Meghan Hendley chats with Zepeda and Catherine Lu talks wth Oscar Casares about their work.  Listen Download